Fully Funded Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Scholarship in Germany 2024-25

The Fully Funded Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Scholarship in Germany is open to all nationals. These scholarships are available for master’s and Ph.D. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung awards scholarships to international master’s students and graduates in order to enable study and research at universities in Germany. This way, we actively promote intercultural dialogues, the formation of international networks as well as the internationalization of universities and science.


Fully Funded Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Scholarship in Germany 2024-25
Fully Funded Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Scholarship in Germany 2024-25



DEADLINE: 15 July 2024
STUDY LEVEL: Masters, Postgraduate, PhD
AREA OF STUDY: Subjects offered by the university



The eligibility criteria for the Fully Funded Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Scholarship in Germany are state below:

  • Required Language: English / German. Have good knowledge of the German language (B2-level),
  • Eligible Countries: All world countries
  • Have a university degree, as the program does not provide support for bachelor studies,
  • Prove above average academic performance,
  • Be no older that 30 when applying,
  • Plan to study a minimum of three semesters at a university in Germany,
  • have a positive attitude towards democracy and human rights,
  • In addition, they have already actively engaged in their home countries through voluntary work for other people and society



The benefits of the Fully Funded Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Scholarship in Germany:

  • Graduates (master or postgraduate students) receive a monthly scholarship of € 850.
  • PhD-students receive a monthly scholarship of € 1,200.
  • The scholarship subsidize health care insurance up to the amount of € 120 per month.
  • Tge scholarship offers a family allowance of € 276 provided that you and your spouse live together in one place in Germany for at least three months and that his/her income does not exceed the amount of € 450 per month.
  • Fees resulting from courses at the university in Germany that are directly related to your studies can be refunded up to the amount of € 1,500 per semester.



How to Apply for Fully Funded Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Scholarship in Germany?

There are two ways to apply for Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Scholarship

1) Each year new focus countries or regions are determined for our selection procedures. In 2021 we will focus on Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and Latin America (coordinated through our office in Peru) and interviews will be conducted online. If you are living in one of these countries, you may send your written application directly to the responsible KAS office – please check their web-sites for the exact procedure and addressee. Students living in countries that are not listed cannot apply for the international selection procedure in 2021.

2) In case you are already living or studying in Germany, you are welcome to apply for a scholarship via the domestic selection program using our online procedure. Please fill out the application form online and upload all required application documents. Please do not send in any documents by mail as these will not be considered. The application period ends on July 15th (12:00/noon) each year for the domestic procedure.


Attach the following documents for Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Scholarship:

Attach a meaningful CV in tabular form including details about your previous voluntary work or social commitment.

  • Motivation Letter
  • Copies of your examination certificates in German translation if the originals are not in English.
  • Copies of your studies performance records if you have been studying at a University in Germany.
  • Proof of German language skills (B 2).
  • An informal academic letter of recommendation: This letter should provide information about your academic qualifications and potential; it should not be older than two month. The author has to be a university professor or teacher holding a doctoral degree.
  • An informal letter of recommendation concerning the applicant’s personality: This letter should focus on your personality and interests as well as on your understanding of values and your social commitment. The author cannot be the same as the one providing the academic letter of recommendation.
  • Certificate of admission or matriculation from your university in Germany.

If you are applying for a PhD-Scholarship, please add the following documents:

  • A detailed description of your doctoral thesis: This exposé should be written in German or English (5-10 pages; font size 12; 1.5 line spacing) and should outline the central research question of your proposed project, its scientific relevance, your theoretical approach and the motives behind your choice of the research subject. It should also contain a work and time schedule and a bibliography.
  • A second academic letter of recommendation: This second letter should be written by the supervisor of your doctoral thesis, providing you already have one. It replaces the letter of recommendation concerning the applicant’s personality.
  • A confirmation of supervision by your doctor-father or -mother


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